Class activities for Wednesday, January 3

Spelling: Today we practiced adding the prefixes mis and re onto base words. We noticed that the spelling of the base word doesn’t change when adding a prefix. Visit the spelling page to download a copy of the unit 5 spelling worksheets.

Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 51-53 from the week before Christmas will be this week’s assignment, or alternately, 10 cursive sentences of seven or more words each. Cursive will be due Friday. 

Reading: Students selected a format for their Literature Circles project and began planning with their group. Projects will be presented to the class on Monday.

Writing: The class voted to make a class book with the theme, “make a monster.” The next step will be for students to draw a monster. The next piece of writing will be due January 19, and will consist of each student’s contribution to our class book.

Math: Today students learned how to play Contig 60, a math game involving adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing three numbers.

Science: We continued our National Weather Service (NWS) Skywarn Weather Spotter training, and today we learned about how thunderstorms are formed and the different types of thunderstorms. Students (and adults) who have an interest in becoming trained weather spotters can attend an additional training from the NWS, provided free at different times during the year. Visit the NWS for more information and training times.

Social Studies: Students continued to work on their tour guide scripts for our “private jet tour” of Michigan. See previous posts for more information.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 0 magnets
  • Oranges: 0 magnets
  • Reds: 0 magnets

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.


  • Juice Volunteers for Friday, January 5: Erin and DeMario. Click here for a full list of juice volunteers.
  • Upcoming Events: Spelling Bee (January 5), writing piece due (January 19). See the class calendar for more information.
  • We are looking for donations of medium and short cardboard tubes (have plenty of short ones, thanks!) for class projects. The tubes can be sent in any time during the year; this project will be on-going. Thanks for any help you can give!

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